This month I will be sharing a series of e-Interviews with practitioners in the “energy” world.
My goal with these interviews is two fold – one is to share different perspectives on the energy of adornment and the other is to learn more about those perspectives.
My first e-Interview was with Pete Cossaboon from Huntsville, Alabama. I had the incredible pleasure of meeting Pete when I was in Atlanta, at the beginning of June. Pete is what I would call an “Angel communicator” – although he calls himself and “Angel Encourager” ☺ One evening at the conference we were attending, I had a delightful encounter with Pete . . . around my dad. It was very empowering. Among other insights, it said a lot to me about energy and shared connections we all have on different levels. I also discovered that Pete had a love of gems and crystals and believes in the energy they vibrate.
Pete is also a skilled interviewer, having done numerous podcasts and You Tube videos. I was delighted that he was so patient with my e-Interview
Thanks so much for agreeing to be “interviewed” for my blog Pete, tell my readers more about yourself?
“So before this year I was completely a creature of Fear. I felt as though if I focused on all the things I was afraid of, that I would be better prepared to deal with anything that happened to me. I realized, that I had attracted my fears to me, through my focus.
This began my quest to discover our true power as vibrational beings, and what is possible. I just celebrated my 50th year on this beautiful planet of ours and I made a decision that I was no longer going to think in terms of “some day”.
I allow myself to be led by Spirit and I stubbornly do not allow the question of how, or what will others think, cross my path. If Spirit inspires me to take action and I feel joy and bliss in the process, than I go for it. I am now finding myself almost constantly in a state of joy, peace, tranquility, and a little giddiness even, LOL.”
[Pete is very much on fire with several streams of service in the works right now. Read to the end of the post to learn what he is up to and how to contact him. It is so delightful.]
Pete, tell us how you view the “energies” of people?
“I think one of the first things I sense about others is the openness of their energy. This has been a lesson for me because since the love of the Angels comes to me so readily, I want to just pass it around to everyone. I now treat it as a precious treasure and I am able to very quickly see if those surrounding me are ready for the “total download package” or if they will just benefit by me being the happy, positive person I am.
I also can do what I call a “light body scan”. I get a sense of where blockage of energy is and this usually manifests in some sort of pain or dysfunction. I can then direct Angel light energy to that blockage and watch it dissipate. I have a complete belief and knowing that since we are all just energy, that using the power of the Angels as they guide me, can have a restorative effect, but there has to be a belief in the person receiving the energy also.”
One reason I was drawn to Pete, beyond his exceptional character and energy, was his love of gemstones. We had a chance to talk about how he values the energy of stones and I wanted him to share, in his own words, what that is all about.
Pete, share with us your understanding of gemstones and how they relate to energies?
“As the Angels have explained to me, gemstones are like the hard drives of nature. Their crystalline structure basically captures and holds energy that we can plug in to kind of like a battery. When we hold a charged gem, the gem will basically swap the negative energies that we contain and release to us the positive energy that they have been storing. When you get attuned to your gem, you know when it is ready to be “recharged”.
I also want to say that with gems, it is all in your belief and intentions. Some purists are concerned with if a gem is completely natural and how it was mined. I like sparkly stuff so if it has been treated for more color or faceted to capture more light, I am even happier and give more love to the gem.”
Do you believe that certain gemstones provide certain benefits?
“I think I answered this in the last question, but yes I do. I think that this is for each person to decide, for themselves. Some people are very attached to say garnets which for me have a rich connection to blood which is the bringer of life energy. Others are quite superstitious of opals but I find them lovely and rather mysterious with their opaque and glittery look. I do have a set of chakra stones that help me to sleep peacefully and not need as much rest. I also plan on getting a rather large emerald and perhaps a sapphire to see what kind of power they will send my way. I am quite excited about that but am waiting until I get complete inspiration to do so.”
That’s Pete’s hand . . . holding Pete’s lovelies
How do you use gems and minerals in your daily life?
“For me gems and minerals are lovely to look at and fantastic to hold. I love the warmth and energy that they convey to me. I put my case that holds my favorites in my breast pocket and I can just feel their energy pulse through me, it is quite lovely. As I said before they are becoming a part of my Angel work as it is a tangible way for me to send Angel love and power on to my clients.”
Would you agree that rocks from the earth carry energy? Memory?
“Oh absolutely. They are the hard drives of nature and they will suck up and dispel negative energy from us to be recycled into clean pure energy and pass beautiful positive energy to us if we will believe in it. They also love to be adored and told how beautiful they are. They love the appreciation and pass their appreciation right back to us. Some believe that gems that have been mined harshly or treated and faceted hold that mistreatment. I believe these gems have a special kind of power to pass on. Just like humans that have endured and overcome the biggest adversities have the most to give, so the same for me with gems.”
Pete, I use a lot of man-made gems in my work. My philosophy on that is, they are free from historical energy and can be charged more easily with the energy of the new owner. How do you feel about that?
“I believe it is whatever your intention is. I love a good cubic zirconia. Man-made gems are usually either synthetic or simulant meaning they either are made to just look like a particular gem or they have the same characteristics as gems. Everything comes from nature in some form or another. If someone has been inspired to create something beautiful to be admired than that love and attention is a form of energy and energy never goes away it just changes form. So definitely it can convey a very clean almost childlike innocence that can be quite lovely to behold and imbue with whatever kind of energy you want to store and enjoy.”
Do metals ever become a part of your work with gems?
“Metals are a wonderful way to hold and protect our precious darlings. The only reason that all of my gems aren’t held in metal is because that is not my skill set. So for now some of my babies are set in metals and I wear them when I feel inspired. My loose lovelies are kept in cases, jars, bags, or with my Chakra stones, loose under my mattress. But yes I think that a lovely pendant on a chain or a ring set with a beauty takes that energy and like a live wire plugged in, the energy just circles around the metal.”
Which metals do you find to be the ‘best’ in vibration? And for what purpose?
“Most of my gems are held in sterling silver simply from a cost aspect. I find sterling to be quite pure and also sturdy and heavy giving a very solid durable feel that lets me know it can take the punches with me. So I definitely feel the power and strength of sterling. I have a few gems in gold and I find the purer the gold the more sun energy they tend to convey. I love to hold a lovely set in 18K yellow gold and I can feel the vibration like it wants to jump out of my hand. My absolute favorite is platinum. Platinum is awesome because it keeps it’s shine and it is so durable. So if money was out of the question I would go platinum all the way baby!”
As you know, I am a “fine silver” expert, I believe that fine silver, with it’s absence of other alloys, allows for great “draw” of energies? How do you feel about that?
“I adore silver. I recently got my mother to give me her old wedding set of silver which I plan to have refinished and one day pass on to my daughter. There is just something about handling silver. It is so heavy and pure and durable. It is like the rock of the Earth and yet so gorgeous with a deep almost milky look to it as if you are looking within the metal and not just at the surface. I become quite entranced with silver and it must be that draw that you speak of.”
Is there anything else you’d like to share with the Lovers of Lovelies out there?
“Find what resonates with you and don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise. Each of us has our favorite color, favorite cut, or maybe you enjoy a rough stone for the natural look. Keep in mind that almost every gemstone comes in a variety of colors and that if a gem is man-made, if it is made with the best of intentions than it is as worthy as the finest gem. Don’t value a gem by what you should insure it for, value it for the meaning that it brings to you. One of my favorite gems is one that I received as a gift, and it has a retail value in a low price range. I wouldn’t give anything for it though, because it was given with love and that is worth it all. It is therefore priceless. Love gems, adore them, and tell them you adore them because they adore you. Oh and also be mindful of others gems. Touching a gem can put unintended energy in to it, so always ask permission before you handle someone else’s lovely and be mindful of the vibration you are at when you do.”
Thank you for this opportunity • Love, Peace, Release
OH! Pete, THANK YOU so MUCH!!
Here’s more about Pete and how to find him! Also, some out-takes. It was hard to edit this☺
“I am currently involved in four major projects. I have a new YouTube talk show that I co-host, produce, and edit at www.t-timewithtierra.com . It is focused on issues surrounding the LGBT community in a fun and informative way. I also am developing my business as an Angel Encourager and am working on my new website at www.angelencouragement.com . I am being led to do Angel readings for others – what I call light body scans where I search for blocked energy and dispersing it with Angel light, Angel empowered gems, and providing teaching and meditation materials to achieve the “Angel Mindset”. I am working with other entrepreneurs, to help them produce products and videos to enhance their business. I am developing a course including an “Angel 365 Word of The Day” card set to help others to learn their true nature and come into their God intended abundance and happiness. I am beta testing this with some guys in prison. My belief is that if these are Universal truths, than they are true for everyone existing on this planet today. The Angels know that I am in complete knowing that what they inspire me to do is the truth and that they are being called upon to bring this truth to everyone! I also continue to maintain my blog and interview inspiring people who are bringing life transformation at www.enlightenedme.info . Oh I also have a thriving eBay business called Smart, Savvy, Sophisticated because I love to shop and I love to sell for more than I paid for it, LOL and I have a full time business that I am preparing to pass along to someone else as a field inspector for mortgage companies.
The Angels are inspiring me to continue my hardcore workout routine and I have stepped up my training sessions because they are preparing me to take on more of their energy. So I know that there is a lot that they have available for me to do and I see myself giving talks and lectures and being given the privilege of touching many peoples lives with the power of the Angels. I am really enjoying life for the first time as an energetic, authentic, vibrational being and I know it only gets better from here.
Out-takes ☺ Be sure to read his story of an ‘argument’ with Spirit about having to give a gem away.
Pete, tell my readers more about yourself?
Hi Delia, it was such a pleasure meeting you in Atlanta and being able to connect with Spirit for you. It is so enlivening for me and fills me with such energy, I want to just do it more and more.
My main objective in going to Atlanta for the UYB conference was to uplevel myself and discover what is possible by meeting others who are making their dreams come true. My eyes were absolutely opened wide and I am now so dedicated to discovering all the possibilities that I usually have to make myself go to sleep. I’m like a five year old, I don’t want to miss a thing!
Pete, tell us how you view the “energies” of people?
Once I connect with a person and they are open, I am able to see colors usually around their neck/head region. I am still learning how to translate the colors but so far I have seen pink which to me means a lovely kind spirit, blue/indigo/purple which for me means that archangel Michael and possibly Gabriel are present and that this person is ready to send their message out to the world, and a golden/yellow glow which means there is some Strong energy that is ready to express itself. I am sure there are more colors for me to encounter, but I won’t know until I experience them and the angels give me their meaning before I can interpret them. . . . I can then direct angel light energy to that blockage and watch it dissipate and I have had it reported to me that this helps the person I am scanning and brings relief. I do want to say that I am not a medical person, and that I am solely following the guidance that the angels give me. . . . Plus one should always do as they see fit for their situation and I believe that we have a wonderful medical system in place for a reason and that we should all take advantage of that if the need arises. I just believe that a more holistic approach works best rather than just having patients swallow pills and have operations. But that is my personal opinion and everyone should do every thing that they can to achieve their best health.
. . . you get attuned to your gem, you know when it is ready to be “recharged”. For me that is usually every seven days or so. There are basically three ways that I know to charge a gem and each one has it’s own characteristic type of energy that it charges the gem with. You can place the gem in the moonlight and the more romantic/peaceful energies are given to the gem, in full sunlight and you get pure, positive power, or you can simply hold an intention for your gem to be filled with Earth energy that gives it the newness and freshness of Spring. I should say four ways as the one that has been taught to me recently is to imbue gems with angel energy. The angels basically tell me which gem to hold in to my hand for a particular person and they have me hold my intention to fill the gem with whatever energy the angels know will bring the highest good for the recipient. These energies are not specific but rather broad such as abundance (usually a citrine), health (usually an amethyst but not always) , improved relations (usually a rose quartz or moonstone), being able to speak out your intentions (blue topaz), spiritual connection (amethyst), etc My life coach asked me tonight how I was going to keep my beliefs high for my desires manifesting and to keep focused on my bliss. The angels immediately brought to mind my favorite amethyst pendant that is on a silver chain. I knew that I had to imbue my darling with angel power of belief and spiritual connection and wear it. I usually don’t like to wear jewelry for an extended time but I am wearing it now and plan on continuing to wear it until I am told otherwise.
The other interesting thing about gems is that we don’t actually own them. They are ours for a season and then sometimes they move on either by being lost or by us being inspired to give them away. I have two interesting stories on that. I brought a number of gems with me to Atlanta but I also brought my darling citrine and my lovely blue topaz. I was told by Spirit on Wednesday that I would be giving one of my favorites away and I was like, “Oh no I won’t”, and Spirit was like “Uhuh we will see about that.” So the next day I went to lunch with one of my new friends and we had a wonderful time of bonding. As we were walking back, she related a story of hardship her son was experiencing. Tears started to flow down my face because all of a sudden I knew I was supposed to give her my very large, very clear, quite gorgeous blue topaz baby for her son. I stopped her, pulled out the special case and gave her the gem sobbing like a baby with love, gratitude, and a little bit of missing my baby already. The next day she gave me a gem that she carried with her and that is so special to me I can’t even tell you. Also, at the conference Spirit told me to pack 8 jars of gems with sapphire for power, citrine for abundance, blue topaz for voice, peridot for new growth, amethyst for spiritual connection, smokey quartz to block negative energy, and in just a couple moonstone for relationship. I had given away 7 of the jars and I had one jar left. I kept being shown this one person in my mind during the conference and I told Spirit if I am to talk to this person than they will walk by me when the conference ends. No sooner did they say good night but this person walked right by me. I went up and said, “I have the strangest thing to say to you. Spirit wants me to talk to you is there anything you want to talk about?” We had a great conversation and I told them what I saw and we were about to leave when Spirit said this is the person. I immediately said “Sit down” and proceeded to hand over the jar of gems. The receiver broke down in sobs. I don’t know what meaning this had for them but I know that a message had been delivered through me and I was so grateful for the opportunity. Oh also, I was directed to imbue an amethyst for one of my friends in prison. I know I can’t send it to them so I am supposed to hold it for him. I had it with me while in the car and planned to put it in the case with my enormous citrine so that it could be charged and kept safe. I didn’t know where it was and I stopped and went in to a restaurant. When I came back out to the car I looked down and right by my car door was the amethyst laying on the pavement saying “Here I am pick me up” I almost burst out laughing and picked him up and put him in the case. Spirit really does have a sense of humor.